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Severe floods hit Algeria, leaving substantial infrastructural damage and 7 people dead

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Widespread floods and flash floods triggered by heavy rain hit Algeria on May 2 and 3, 2021, leaving at least 7 people dead and substantial infrastructural damage.

In Beni-Slimane municipality, Medea Province, floods damaged a medical building, destroyed or damaged dozens of vehicles, and left 4 people dead on May 3.

Floods in Beni-Slimane, Médéa Province, Algeria in May 2021. Image credit: Algeria Civil Protection

Floods in Beni-Slimane, Médéa Province, Algeria in May 2021. Image credit: Algeria Civil Protection

Severe floods hit Batna Province on May 2, cutting several roads and sweeping away two people in Amdoukal municipality.

One person was killed in M'sila Province, municipality of Daira di Magra. In Ain Kadra municipality, Civil Protection rescued numerous residents.

On May 5 and 6, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over most parts of central and northern Algeria.

Featured image: Floods in Beni-Slimane, Médéa Province, Algeria in May 2021. Image credit: Algeria Civil Protection

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